Kentucky Derby Museum's signature exhibit, It's My Derby

The Kentucky Derby Museum invited both professionals and amateurs to enter their hats for inclusion in the 2018 “It’s My Derby” fashion exhibit. The hat contest is a signature element of the exhibition which strives to capture the spirit associated with the landmark sport and cultural event that is the Kentucky Derby.

All hat entries were judged by an expert panel where 20 hats were selected for display in the Museum exhibit for one year. There id a ‘Judges’ Choice’ Award for best overall entry and a ‘Most Representative of Derby’ Award, presented to the hat that best captures the essence of the Kentucky Derby, plus an ‘Employees’ Choice’ Award.

This following show the winners of the 2018 Hat Contest:

Hat Contest 2018

Contact for questions:
Caroline Collins
Assistant Curator